By the water’s edge, we put a lot of fresh mulch around last year’s plantings. People way handier than me, built a chimney-like thing for swifts to make their nests on. It goes with the bird houses and bat boxes already up.
A bunch of kids from Brooklyn Tech’s Red Cross Club helped out. (In the video, you hear me saying “Be right back”, as I didn’t want them to think I was bailing on the hard work.) As we filled wheel-barrows, and shoveled, we got to talking; I realized I’d graduated high-school 30 years ago, next month. A girl said, “Wow..”, like she was meeting Moses.